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Hoheria sp., Houhere, Lacebark, Ribbonwood

Hoheria sp.

Houhere, Lacebark, Ribbonwood
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: New Zealand
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The 3-6 recognised species of Hoheria are endemic to New Zealand, in late summer are covered in masses of starry white flowers. Leaves are glossy green, or grey-green, and, in juveniles, often deeply toothed.

They require a mild, damp, climate. They are tolerant of most soils, but may not succeed on a heavy clay.

Propagation may be by seed, cuttings, or layering.

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